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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Football committee stresses impartiality

25th January 2013

Members of the newly formed Election Appeals Committee of the Tanzania Football federation, TFF, have promised to adhere to the constitution and rules of the game.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam, the chairman of the committee Iddi Amidu Mtiginjola said his committee will work without fear or favor to ensure that justice prevails in all disputes involving football.
Mtiginjola was speaking at TFF offices when the soccer governing body officially unveiled the members and also was presented with TFF constitution, rules and guidelines manuals.   
The other members of the committee are former striker of Railways Morogoro, Madundo Mtambo, who is currently a lecturer at the Sokoine University of Agriculture and soccer stakeholder Murtaza Mangungu, who is a Member of Parliament for North Kilwa.
The line up of the members extends to  deputy registrar of the Tanzania High Court, Francis Kabwe and Tanzania Traffic Police Commander and Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SACP) Mohamed Mpinga.
He also promised that there will be no bias by his committee members and will stick to the constitutional of TFF and also universally accepted rules of the game.
Mtiginjola emphasized that the aim of the committee is to develop football and also to see that there is fair play in the game. 
“This is a committee which has people with integrity and passion for the development of football in the country, we are fully aware and prepared of the challenges a head of us, but we will stick to the constitutional and rules of the game. The pressure will be there but we will handle it” he said.
On his remarks TFF secretary general Angatile Osiah said his federation strongly believes the Mtiginjola led committee is capable of delivering justice in all cases involving football in the country.
Osiah   disclosed that the committee was formed by the directive of the International Football Federation (FIFA).
He said it was formed after legal wrangles last year which saw some disgruntled people who wanted to contest at regional football elections seeking the intervention of courts of justice.
“We all remember that last year there were some few but complicated cases, which was a bout to put the game of football in disrepute as the people who feel aggrieved by TFF decisions, wanted to take football maters to the courts of law and even others got court stop order, this led us to seek FIFA intervention and the body advised us to have the appeals committee made up of people with high integrity”, he said.